Memorise faster: the science of learning

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There’s a new science to learning.

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Start with this article on the best way to memorise, or go deeper by browsing my recommended memory books and resources, best blog articles and podcast episodes below.

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What Is Chunking & How To Use This Powerful Memory Strategy

What Is Chunking & How To Use This Powerful Memory Strategy

For most of us, our memories have their limits! Chunking helps you overcome the natural limitations of your memory, and is therefore a very powerful trick for helping you to learn information and get it into memory. Read on to discover what chunking is, and to explore...

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28 GENIUS Study Hacks To Save You Time (& Score Top Grades In Exams)

28 GENIUS Study Hacks To Save You Time (& Score Top Grades In Exams)

The best way to learn is smarter, not harder. And you can easily make that change, today, with these 28 clever study and exam hacks! Trust me, these study hacks contain all the best, most cunning, secret tricks and shortcuts you can use to: Increase your productivity...

How To Study ULTRA-Effectively For Exams: 37 Proven Strategies For 2021

How To Study ULTRA-Effectively For Exams: 37 Proven Strategies For 2021

It’s official: scientists have figured out the secrets for how to study effectively for exams. Or at least, a darn sight more effectively than you’d be doing without using these strategies. Read on, and discover how you too can:: Study smarter, not harder: get more...

What Is Retrieval Practice In Psychology: Definition & Strategies

What Is Retrieval Practice In Psychology: Definition & Strategies

Retrieval practice is, in my view, the single most powerful tool to build lasting knowledge in teaching and learning (I rate spaced learning as a close second). A curious peculiarity of our memory is that things are impressed better by active than by passive...

51 PROVEN Study Tips For Students (That Work Like A Charm In 2021)

51 PROVEN Study Tips For Students (That Work Like A Charm In 2021)

These are the BEST exam study tips to help students build effective study skills. They’re simple, fast, and actionable, and based on the latest science. I'm a memory psychologist and study productivity expert, and have taught thousands of students how to study more...

28 GENIUS Study Hacks To Save You Time (& Score Top Grades In Exams)

28 GENIUS Study Hacks To Save You Time (& Score Top Grades In Exams)

The best way to learn is smarter, not harder. And you can easily make that change, today, with these 28 clever study and exam hacks! Trust me, these study hacks contain all the best, most cunning, secret tricks and shortcuts you can use to: Increase your productivity...

Retrieval Practice: The Ultimate Guide [PODCAST]

I'm breaking down exactly how to unleash the immense power of this must-know memory strategyThe most important thing I can teach you is to use retrieval practice a lot and to use it well. So that's what I'm doing today: sit back, we're going deeper than ever before...

Secret of Spaced Learning – with Dr Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel [PODCAST]

We know from a massive body of research that spaced practice works But putting it into practice can be hard: cognitive psychologist and spacing researcher Dr Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel joins us to share how to use this powerful learning strategyCan you remember what you...

Visual Learning & Dual Coding – With Oliver Caviglioli [PODCAST]

How visualising information can help you learn: the real science of "visual learning" and how to use it to supercharge learning There’s no such thing as a “visual learner”. The idea that some of us are “visual learners” and learn best through imagery is a myth, and...

Interleaving & Desirable Difficulty – with Dr Veronica Yan [PODCAST]

Learn how this one neat trick can help you study math(s) smarter. + the science of actually APPLYING effective ways of studying. What is interleaving? Why is it so powerful for helping you learn faster and remember more? How can you use it? Listen in today, and all...

How To Focus – With James Lang [PODCAST]

The science of concentration: why focus is hard and what you can do about it. Wish you could concentrate harder or for longer?James Lang’s book Distracted took the world of education by storm: he’s here to share his top tips on overcoming distraction and maximising...

What’s On My Bookshelf: Top 5 Juiciest Gems (Podcast)

What’s On My Bookshelf: Top 5 Juiciest Gems (Podcast)

There's some incredible wisdom to be found on my bookshelf. Listen to some of the BEST tips and tricks to be found in five of my most-loved books about studying and learning.There's some incredible wisdom to be found on my bookshelf. Today, I pick out some of the BEST...

Useful tools

  • Popular flashcards apps for learning: Anki, Brainscape, Quizlet.
  • Buy physical paper flashcards: I was weirdly excited to see Amazon still stocks the exact flashcard make that I used to buy as a student! I was a bit picky – you want a good quality of paper, the right size, and a spine that’s not so bulky that it’s uncomfortable to write on the back of a card when it’s flipped over (if you’re right handed, your hand is resting right over the spine at that point). Available in packs of five. Only available in the UK unfortunately – elsewhere, try these.

Recommended books

  • Make It Stick: go deeper on the science of learning – this is a very readable book, almost like a novel. Really excellent.
  • Understanding How We Learn: a superb visual primer on the science of learning – my copy is never far from my desk and is well-thumbed!

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